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UMPD Obtains Arrest Warrant in Assault Case

04/23/18 UMD Safety Notice

INCIDENT:                4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED:             April 23, 2018/ Approximately 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION:             Sidewalk in front of Main Administration

UMPD CASE #:         2018-24944


On April 23, 2018 at approximately 4:57 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching).  Earlier today at approximately 3:30 p.m., a female UMD student told police that a male unlawfully touched her in front of the Main Administration building.  After the incident occurred, the male walked towards McKeldin Library.

The male suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 5’10”, at least 35 years old, with a beard, wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and a hat.  An initial video review of cameras in the area of the incident corroborated the description that was provided by the female student.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .
The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.
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Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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UMPD to Participate in DEA's Drug Take Back Event this Saturday

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to UMPD at 7569 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


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UMPD Seeks Community's Help in Identifying Persons of Interest


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